Euro hits session highs vs US dollar, yen

NEW YORK Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:08am EST

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NEW YORK Dec 20 (Reuters) - The euro extended gains on Thursday, hitting session highs against the dollar and yen, with some traders citing technical buying.

A trader said stops were triggered in the $1.3270 area in euro/dollar, extending the pair's gains. The euro touched the day's high of $1.3295. It was last at $1.3291, up 0.5 percent.

Euro/dollar gains, meanwhile, carried over to euro/yen , which hit a session peak of 112.14 yen. It last traded at 112.01, up 0.3 percent.

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